Romeo and Juliet

What is the meaning of this Shakespeare quote: "How fares my Juliet? That I ask again; For nothing can be ill, if she be well."?

(5.1.15-16), Romeo to Balthasar

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Romeo is in Manua waiting for a message from the friar. He sees his friend Balthasar. He asks how Juliet is doing. He thinks that if she is well, nothing can be all that bad. Of course, Balthasar thinks Juliet is dead.